By CBSNewYork Team

TRENTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork)Red Cross volunteers from New Jersey are now on their way to hard-hit areas of Kentucky.

The group includes John and Margaret Delaney, a husband and wife from Mercer County who will be away during the holidays.

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“We’ll miss the family. Our family will have a get-together on the 26th, [Margaret’s family] will be on the 25th, but we’ll miss it, but they all know what we’re doing,” John Delaney said.

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“That’s why we do it. How often do you get to help people who are really in need?” Margaret Delaney said.

The six-person team of disaster workers left Tuesday for a two-week deployment. They’ll join more than 100 Red Cross volunteers from across the country already on the ground in Kentucky.

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